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is close and getting dirty. they are set to square off in november. as brian joins us the gloves have already come off. >> reporter: the political ads in the governor race are getting a bit more negative. the latest one against martin o'malley was bought and paid for. the republican party sees an opening here in maryland and hope to make the same statement it did in other traditionally democratic states like massachusetts and new jersey. o'malley's campaign is firing back. it is expected and to expect more as the election approaches and the race tightens. >> now you are advertising the reasons why people need to vote for you or against the other fellow. and it seems with great frequency we're having ads why you need to voteness the other fellow. >> reporter: smith says even though voters don't like these negative ads they do work. both parties have plenty at stake here in maryland. brian kuebler. >>> politics seem tame 50 years ago some day will mark the 50th anniversary of the first televised presidential debate. 70million people watched that debate. they say nixon won the debate. >>
. pat colins is live on the scene for us. >> reporter: this is what u streetlooks like right now. it's shut down from ninth street allhe way to 14th street as police investigate this murder, this shting that happened here this afternoon. gun violence in broad daylight, in the middle of one of our city's most popular streets. one dead, one wounded a car overturned. suspects on the run. five blocks of u street closed wn as policenvestigate and look for clues. now this happened nearby the walker memorial baptist church as the funeral for ashley crea was coming to an end. hearow from police chief cathcatkathy lanier. >> there was a funeral in the 1300 block of u street that had just concluded. people were leaving from the funeral lining up for a processi procession. as that procession was lining up and about to leave the funeral area. there are some attende who walked down the street t get into their car, suspects approached the car and opened fire on the individuals in that car. >> with me now is brian weaver an anc commissioner. he was here having lunch when it all happened. brian, tel
community service at the spca shelter. roosevelt leftwich joins us with with more. >> reporter: police say darrell chambers beat a little dog to death after it bit his wife. it would have been a chance to make amends, the spca says he can make amends somewhere else. the dog was beaten badly with a plastic pipe the police report says. police arrested 48-year-old derrick chambers after an anonymous 911 caller said they saw chambers hitting the dog, stuffing in him a plastic bag and throwing him in the struck. they found the dog near death and took it to the shelter where it had to be euthanized. chambers was sentenced toa '50 hours of community service at the maryland spca. >> we would never recommend that a child molester do community service with the boy scouts and we should never recommend that a person charged with animal abuse do community service with animals. there's just too much risk of harm. in this case, we believe given the severity of the crime, that this perpetrator should be punished. >> reporter: griffin is a member of the animal abuse task force that was set up to keep an ey
dump several inches of rain on us to the north. wyatt everhart is tracking the storm for us the soggy details coming our way. wyatt. heck in witxg >> the irony is it's a decent evening out there now. there's not much rain on the radar at the moment. but we know that's going to change into the overnight hours an early part of let's take a look at what we're seeing. scanning the skies including katon's vim and you can see bottom line there's not a lot of rain here now, but as we and west there is more rain back towards areas just south and west of d. c. down toward culpepper, virginia. flash flood watch and multiple advisories up through about just all the zákstate right now including a coastal flood watch for areas along the chesapeake higher than normal tides, 2 to 3 feet above average tomorrow and look off to the south. heavier rain now beginning to develop ceódown in virginia, no carolina. we know it's all headed our way later tonight. this evening though just a few scattered showers damp and breezy out there. as we look to tomorrow though things change big time. we'll break dow
. earlie this month, surveillance cameras captured the suspect using a knife to hole up a hair cuttery. police say mabry's crime spree started when he held up the cash and carry. in september they said he hit four salons including three hair utteries and a kfc/taco bell restaurant. he is still in jail with no bond. >>> we have some breaking news out of manassas, virginia, where firefighters are battling a three alarm blaze. this in the 8300 block of sumner lake. at least three town homes are going up in flame. it was initial lay two-alarm and it has been upgraded now again to three alarms. no word on anyone inside or any injuries. we'll bring you the latest later on. >>> a woman evicted from her northwest d.c. home is moving on after an outpouring of public support. eloisa diaz found her things put out on the street after lenny court battle over unpaid rent. she had so many thing it stretched for block. a local moving company hped her pack up yesterday after we aired her story on news4 today. we learned that city officials gave her a place to stay last night. we're told she also accep
is in the newsroom with details for us. mary? >> reporter: the 33-year-old victim stumbled into a carryout store after somebody shot him several times. sky eye chopper 13 was over the scene as police responded over the 1500 block of braddish court around 1:00 this afternoon. officers found the victim lying injured on the ground. medics rushed him to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead. right now, police say they're searching for at least one suspect. denise, back to you. >> tonight, police say they do not have a motive for the shooting. >>> an man spends a few days out. tonight, he's back behind bars. but as gigi barnett explains, the family is upset the victim got out in the first place. >>> over the labor day holiday, james william king had several days of freedom. he's been behind bars since august 17th, when anne arundel county police arrested him for shooting and killing 43-year- old calvin young. but a judge released him friday. prosecutors didn't know king was free. and the victim's family didn't know either. >> we were surprised that he was allowed to be out. and we didn't expect
of us can change a light bulb but we can also move a bus and give hope. >> thoughts wow and i'm cry age lot because it's fun hitting as before i said i was still in shock, now it's hitting. >> we were all tied up watching them give baltimore two hours of great tv. many watched extreme makeover home edition at home. others came out here to notre dame press for a viewing party. >> meant a lot to me and my family. we were impressed about program. >> here is the situation. bit of a storm has blown? . >> reporter: it showed what we can do with a stopwatch, with weather against us, we saw tears and rain, hugs and quakes, in the end it's always about the hope. >> i am so happy and thrilled right now with what the show is showing. we couldn't be happier and just so proud and privileged we had the experience we did and we have a house. if you swept a broom, put a chair in place, painted a wall this show was about you. it gives us hope for a brighter future. girls hope, boy's hope thank you for maybing us feel good about ourselves. >> great show. even the show -- the story doesn't end tonigh
.n. the president of iran infuriates the u.s. delegation with it's controversial comments about 9/11. this morning the one hiker who was free is here for an exclusive interview. >> lindsay lohan could be headed right back to jail "today," >> lindsay lohan could be headed right back to jail "today," friday, september 24, 2010. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> and orange, -- gorge, everyone. >> residents in parts of minnesota bracing for another round of serious floods. >> another heavy downpour promptpromp prompted officials -- >>> also ahead,he latest on the actor who appeare in the popular movie "the 40-year-old virgin" has now been found guilty of atechlted murder. he stabbed his ex-girlfriend more than 20 times and she survived. she will speak out about her ordeal when she joins us live. >>> and we talk about a william who survived a difficult surgery in which doctors cut off the lower what are of her body to remove a tumor. >>> in the news this morning, hundreds of people have been forced from their homes because of flooding in parts of wisconsin and minnesota where both gover
in potomac in a community that's lost power with every storm. tracy wilkins tells us they are considering desperate measures. >> we have definitely seen worse weather than what we have had today, but for folks in river falls it doesn't seem to take much more than tis tonock out power. >> this year in particular has been very bad. there's always been power outages you wouldn't expect in this neighborhood. > reporter: now with light rain, no power again. but since so many of the homes of the community are on separate grids it's not a problem for everyone, just the same people over and over agai >> i have a 10-year-old afraid to be in the house when it rains by himself because he assume the power will go out. >> reporter: even with underground lines neighbors say the power outages persisted. now they have started a community listserv online. the main topic of discussion by more than two dozen families, where to get a good generator. some are considering purchasing them in bulk to cut down on costs. >> it's probably a list of 15 to 20 people looking to spend, i would guesstimate roughly $5,00
candidates are now using the media to get their message across. >> it's very encouraging. we've been making a lot of tough decisions over the last four years to move our state forward. >> reporter: ehrlich says voters are not paying attention to attack ads. >> there's a lot of difference between fees and taxes. >> if it comes out of my pocket it's a tax. >> reporter: maybe we now know why we have such a budget issue -- in annapolis since the governor doesn't understand the difference between the two. >> reporter: but now the governor is the person being attacked. >> martin o' malley, highs taxes, fewer jobs. >> reporter: but o' malley says under him the state is moving in the right direction. >> we can't move back. >> politics is a contact sport. these guys are going to be going after each other tooth and nail over the next months. because it's a robo poll, because it doesn't do the type of screening to ensure representativeness, that it will often if not always favor the republican. now if that's the case with this particular poll, it's even better news for o' malley. >> reporter: o' malle
us, you know, and said, well, we're -- congratulations on your pregnancy and we'll be happy to to -- insurance when you reduce. >> reduction means terminating one of the embryos in utero. >> i was, like, we can't proceed without insurance, this could destroy us. but i tried for four years to get a heart beat. you finally realize that this is a life. i mean, i changed my whole point of view about abortion, about everything. >> luckily, it was a decision they didn't have to make. christy got them on her personal health care plan which covered multiple births. when it came time to deliver by caesarian section, scotch and todd were at the hospital right alongside christy and her husband eric. >> it was fast, man. they said, we're starting in five minutes and it was like boom, we got the first one. and it was 9:40, 9:41, 9:42, bam, bam, bam. >> while you process your first daughter, your second one's coming in. before you can fully digest that -- >> you hear a nurse yell. >> days later, the babies came home. to their family. >> and do you know whose biologic
. nine u.s. soldiers have been killed. let's go to miguel marquez in afghanistan with the latest. miguel? >> reporter: in addition, to the nine soldiers killed, one u.s. soldiered injured, one afghan death, as well. it's just north of where i am, in kandahar province. it happened in zabul province, a mountainous region. troops are coming here every day by the hundreds or thousands. the last time the u.s. suffered this bad a crash was back in 2006, when a chinook went down. we're not entirely certain what type of chopper this was. the taliban has claimed credit. but u.s. officials here say there's no credible claim of enemy fire in that region. and they still don't know what brought the chopper down. often, the taliban takes credit for these things just to do it. this is part of an overall effort here in kandahar and across the country. the surge of troops that president obama ordered are in-country. and they are moving into the final phase of that surge, getting ready, getting into the hottest of the offensive operations. but they will be conducting. it is likely that we're going to see
institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> good morning washington once again. thanks for joining us. >> weather changes on the way beginning today. we head straight to your weather and traffic every 10 minutes. let's start with adam. >>> later on this afternoon, we will see some showers. the heaviest rain later tonight and midday tomorrow. here is a look at temperatures right now. culpeper is comfortable at 56. low humidity as well. morning sunshine. highs in the mid 70 kooky. -- 70's. tomorrow, heavy rains off and on in nature. now back to lisa on our morning commute. >>> it is quiet. no problems to flare up in front of view in baltimore. let's go to breaking news with a greta and allison. >>> emergency crews are on the scene of this two-alarm apartment fire along the third 100 block of 15th street. emergency officials confirm at least eight people have been transported to the hospital. some are critically injured in this blaze. several people are still being evacuated from emergency crews at the scene. the fire appears to have started on the fifth floor of the apartment building. we are follo
today high pressure will bbild in and bring us a pretty day. meanwhile igor off the rip ccrrent and warmer air returns as we head to the firrt day of autuun. mid-80s mid-week with a few %-possibly as we get to the mid-week as well. check of tte traffic edge, lauren, good morning. >> reporter: good mooning, steve. we are dealing with an accident a motorcycle, it's going to be %-matter drive.urnie at oak %-tooget in the city, noohing to get in your way as we check in a liveelook at 395. you will notice not many cars moving along justtfine. it will rrmain clear at 95, as you make your way up to whitemarsh. you're loo looking at a 4-minute drive and no problemm to the beltway from 95 to 83. %-there you're looking at ans. average speed off54 miles per hour. -t will remmin clear on 795 to 95, you're looking at an average spped of 55 miles per hour. that's the traffic edgeereport. pptrice, back to you. %-week's shooting at john hopkis hospital including what they knew about the gunman's past. joel d smith is liveeat thee3 hospital now with more on the calls from that deadly morning th
the iran's president after mahmoud ahmadinejad suggested that the u.s. could be behind the 9/11 attacks. the president called the comments hateful. iran's president is not backing down. >> reporter: president obama has some strong words for iran's leader. >> it was offensive. it was hateful. >> reporter: the president is slamming mahmoud ahmadinejad for suggesting the u.s. government was behind the 9/11 attacks to prop up israel. the iranian president made the comment at the united nations thursday. >> particularly for him to make the statement here in manhattan, just a little north of ground zero where families lost their loved ones. for him to make a statement like that was inexcusable. >> reporter: mushing claims most of the world and most americans are suspicious about what happened at ground zero and says the u.s. government used 9/11 to justify two wars. >> under the pretext of that event two countries were invaded and up till now, hundreds of thousands of people have been killed as a result. >> reporter: president obama insists ahmadinejad does not represent the people of iran. >
and down, driving up and down. >> merchants tell us they are extremely compassionate. they understand the reason for this closing, they're certainly not complaining about it. what they are concerned about is something that councilmember graham referenced earlier there. they're worried about their business, they're worried that people might not see this as a safe area. might not want come down here, that's the challenge police have to reassure people that this area is very safe. back to you. >> that's talking about near that landmark bin chilly bowl is in that same strip right there. yeah, this is a popular place that's been put on the map in the last few years. thanks, jackie. >>> a man is recovering tonight after falling more than 20 feet down a well in charles county. it happened at a pump station that feeds ito a sewage treatment plant in waldorf. craig melvin was there and with the crews that worked pull him out. he joins us now from the newsroom with the latest. greg? >> reporter: charles county has not ca given us the man's name, nor have they explained how he was doing routin
. this friday, in fact. chris gordon joins us with what this will mean for drivers. hi, chris. >> it means hands free cell phone use. driversre going to need an ear piece or to use the speaker phone. and they can't hold on to it, they have to put it down. this is called a secondary offense. which means if an officer stops you for speeding or neglect driving or a headlight out, they can also give you a fi if you're driving like this. >> it's not hard to imagine you're in heavy traffic when al of a sudden you look at the car next to u and the driver is talking or texting on a cell phone. >> many people on the cell phone. they're wiggling all overhe road. >> reporter: here's a new sign you'll see in maryland. no texting, no handheld cell phone use. starting friday, police will be cracking down. >> the first violation is a $40 fine. the second violation is a $100 fine with one point. if you're involved in a crash then the fines go up to $140 and there can be up to three points. >> the law applies not only to maryland motorists, but everybody using maryland roads. we spoke to some drivers at the i-95
for the month, 17 inches of rain. right around us, only .10 of an inch in alexander appeared overnight tonight and during the day tomorrow is likely that some areas will see upwards of two-5 inches of rain. probably a little more concentrated into the evening. we will see it begin to move out 7:00 or 8:00. be prepared for localized flash flooding tomorrow morning. we are under water. tune in the early tomorrow morning. there could be warnings coming out. the rain will taper off into the evening rush hour. but a nasty day throughout the area for travel because of those of low-standing areas and those underpasses that will slow everybody down. after all of this moves by, we will see leftover clouds on friday. but then high pressure comes in and cooler, autumnal -- i l ike that word -- on some all-weather on saturday and sunday. watch out for the heavy rain chevy chase bank is becoming capital one bank. with the most locations in the dc area, we figured they could use our help. ♪ down a bit. too much. [ crowd cheering ] [ grunts ] [ garth ] capital one bank. now with the most branches and atms
. >> they use this to intimidate immigrant workers and abuse them. >> i work with immigrants. there bric-a-brac to enrich our country, -- they are breaking their back to a richer country, often at minimum wage, and even less than that. >> the police should not be used as a tool for enforcing immigration laws. it is as simple as that. >> some do not have a problem with it. >> if it is a conflict that has been arrested for raping somebody or has done something horrible, it is of to the american people. >> since 2008, close to 6000 jurisdictions from 31 states have signed on to the program. today, santa clara on the west coast also opted out. arlington officials said that they will send myself a letter sometime this week telling them that they are out -- will send ice a letter sometime this week telling them that they are out. >>> democrats say they have a vote to display their commitment to economic recovery. five weeks from the midterm elections, republicans called the vote a political ploy. >>> president obama says that improving education is the key to keeping the economy afloat. today,
a male. they ve not released his name and they havenot told us whether he was driving or a passenger on the bus. but they did tell us they have to notify the famiy. i want to step out of the way, because i want to show y -- i want to show you the hov flyaway because at this point what we know i that this 26 passenger wolfbus, this tour bus, shortly around 4:00 was leaving the d.c. area traveli northbound and somehow someway it left the roadway completely, went airborne, hit the em bankment. at some point after tt it rested on a jersey wall north of the democracy boulevard on northbound 270 here, resng on the jersey wall. earlier we thought it hit cars sp upon impact. it did not happen. there were at least two cars that hit trying to swerve the light st. again, as you mentioned, 12 people taken to the hospital. four of them are in critical condition. wi talked to a woman right after we arrived on the scene here who was travel behd the bus. she became part of the rescue effort. let's take a listen as to what she had to say. >> we had to stop. we were calling 911 and help
of summer. meteorologist steve feetig isú here to fill us in. >> ou llke fall, i'm sad to see %-i'm ready. >> it's one the hottest. >> for some people it's going to be welcomed relief. it's going to be a warmer day todayythan it was yesterday. we're going in the opposite diiection, pptrice. look at the temperature riggt now. we saw yesterday, talkinn bout temperatures in the upper 40s and low 50s in many locations. we were in the low 60s downtown. now we're in the low to mid-60s throughout state. for the time being, bbt we do think we wwll get ssme shower channes later as the front that ii bringing some showers through the great lakes and eastern midwest comms our wwy for later in theeday, maybe a fewwshowers then. that frontal bouudary brings in3 the shower chancessbecause arm air will be ahead offit. it will be providinggus a little bit of lift, and with it shower chances for later afternoon and sunny start to the day, and clouds llter, thundeestorms, near 90 not just today but through tomorrow, ann monday as -ell. tonight but also saturday into sunday. more on that cominn up in a few
coming down here. the water was splashing all over the place. they couldn't even see us coming out. but it was teible this morning coming down. they canceled our case. >> reporter: now, in 2008, upper marlboro had flooding, six feet of water on the streets and some businesses suffered serious damages. news 4 at 6:00, we'll revisit some of those people and find out why tonight they are still fearing flooding. live in kensington, back to you. >> chris gordon, thank you. >>> the stormy weatr tossed around the chesapeake bay making for rough surf around calvert county here. rising waters spilled on to roadways aroundorth beach creating havoc on the commute. some residents had to use sandbags and buckets to deal with water leaking into their homes. >> high water in bethesda also affected traffic there. drivers had a tough time getting through the busy intersection this morning. and it wasn't any easier for pedestrians. theyad to navigate flooded sidewalks and dodge the spray from all those passing cars. >>> take a look at this. scary moments in northeast washington today this morning af
campaign, and he joins us now with his report. craig? >> good evening to you. we're here at the south dakota and hamiln and northeast, about 1100 folksoted so far. here at this middle school. we're told it's slightly lighter than what they expected. as you alluded to there, voters, supporters here this afternoon all said the same thing to me. if this race comes down to a referendum on fenty personality, adrian fenty is in trouble. if he loses as practically every poll suggests he will. what a fall from political grace will be. >> the votin -- i think the city habeen moving in a great direction, and we need to continue that. >> reporte williams says he's heard the complaints about mayor fenty, zee detached, arrogant e. >> we all have different personalities, but we have to lookat the facts. the city's better four years later. >> four years ago, a wildly popular adrian fenty did not jus win in a landslide, he won in every precinct. voters backed his reform ias. more developmen, more parks and recreation centers. four years later, many of those voters are disenchanted. rudy smith remembe
, who used to work in a hotel, fortunately spotted the books book -- bugs in the book drop. >> we were incredibly fortunate that she saw it and knew what to do. >> reporter: bed bugs, nearly eradicated in the 1990s. new limit a -- limitations on pesticides have made them grow. >> immediately bagged up any materials that were in immediate proximity of that book. bagged them up and removed them from the building. >> reporter: right now, all of the taminated books -- contaminated books are baking in the sun. once it reaches 120 degrees, the critters should die. >> reporter: but all eight frederick county libraries have now been sprayed with pesticides of that's concerning to some patrons. >> they don't know what causes a.l. upon s. and -- a.l.s., and parkinsons. but some have tie today to that. >> this is a relaxing and quiet environment. >> but you're going to keep using it? >> yes. >> we think it's something that was handled very quickly. we'll be better off for it. >> reporter: as a courtesy to their patrons, the irvanna library is actually waving all of their late fees since friday un
with us. we saw police stopped a young man in the street. these days, according to police, they had six officers to seven officers at the funeral. but it seems that these days it is becoming increasingly dangerous to just attend some of these funerals in the city. >>> we now know what sent former president jimmy carter to the hospital. he was on a flight from atlanta to cleveland. rescue crews got him off of an airplane and rushed into an area hospital. he is traveling to promote his new book and he is expected to resume his book tour this week. >>> we are still under a storm watch tonight. the raid took a break today. it will be coming back with a vengeance. >> we are getting a break now from this morning's rain. a whole lot more is just down the road. we have beautiful sky right now with patches of blue and no rain locally. we have had our fair share, ending this morning. what is all this talk about more heavy rain? we will show you what is happening. a new tropical depression just south of cuba looks like it will head north toward. ward.rth fo we're talking about a whole lot of rain,
they will be. >> this gives us the ability to know what the critical times are and it helps us to protect public safety by allocating resources in the county where the need to be. >> those storm water management folks have been working around the clock. they say they're looking at the potomac river and all of its tributaries to see if it will cause trouble for the neighborhoods and streets as well. >> calvert county was hit hard by the storms and heavy rains. they had just gotten home from work when a 40-foot tree hit their house. they were not hurt in this. in prince george's and anne arundel counties, where some of the heart -- some of the hardest rain fell today, we are live. >> it is at the epicenter of a lot of problems. you can see high water down that direction down highway 450. down here, you can see road closed signs and about 100 feet down, there's water coming across the road. what a dicey day. >> if you are going to fast you will probably go off the road. >> it seems like the rain came down and only hours wednesday. it proved potentially dangerous and particularly difficult in
are gearing up and working to keep the streets safe. the northern district was just u.s. of the police stations hosting a open house tonight. police officers showcased some of their tools and crime fighting techniques. it was a behind the scene event for the people of the community. >>> kelly, very hot day out there. we did have that morning fog. it was thick. it pushed us up to record highs today for baltimore and maryland. look at some of the numbers. 97 degrees. 95 at the air force. 96 downtown. it still feels like the mid 80s out there tonight. we're still talking about heat index two days into fall. more fall like forecast tomorrow. a breezy day as well. and then much cooler than that as we go for the second half of the weekend. we'll break down your sunday. >>> thanks. good music, lots of food, and a fun time all to high pressure out a friend caught in a middle of a tragedy. today folks came out for a concert benefiting emily kerstetter. he's the teener severely injured in a bombing in uganda. the family still needs help. >> we don't know what her prognosis is. we don't know if s
chopper 13 over the area where people are using kayaks as we saw to get around. captain mike perry has details from up above. captain mike? >> we have right now, mary some pretty significant rain shower right now. [no audio ] >> all right. that's captain mike perry reporting live over miller's island. we'll try to get back. first warning coverage continues right now. kelly mcferson is following the evacuations related to the system. we begin however with derek valcourt with baltimore county where first responders have been making rescues all day. derek? >> reporter: all over this side, the eastern side of baltimore county, we are here in the rosedale area just off route 40 a while ago. the water would have been up against mid-chest level which is why route 40 in this section was shut down literally. the water is wandering over the median creating a few problems. the water rushed into the parking lot of this tire shop over here. dozens of the tires literally rolled out into the streets. the problems here, just the tip of the iceberg. from dundalk to anne arundel county, the rains fell t
to hit us later tonight. with all that in mind, here's your forecast for the evening -- more rain likely into the later part of the evening. a flood watch into the overnight into tomorrow morning. some of the downpours could be heavy. if you get into flooded roadway and the rain is coming down hard, do the smart thing, find an alternate route. more coming up. >>> as always, you can track severe weather and the latest forecast on-line at abc2news.com. >>> western high school in north baltimore was closed today because of flooding. we're not sure if the flooding at the school is weather-related. the school in the 4600 falls road area. no word on whether there will be classes tomorrow but we'll let you know as soon as we find out. >>> a man who told police he idolized adolf hitler and didn't like black people received a prison sentence today for beating an elderly fisherman and stealing his suv. jeff hager has more on the punishment. >> reporter: the self-proclaimed white supremacist received 30 years for the armed carjacking and beating in august of last year. 28-year-old calvin lockner us
racist language used in calls, placed at all times of the day and night. but now, it's been caught on tape. senior investigative correspondent brian ross brings us this report. brian? >> reporter: cynthia, complaints about debt collectors and their tactics remain by far the number one source of consumer complaints received by the federal trade commission. and based on what we found in an abc news investigation, the tactics have reached an all-time low. in some cases, used on behalf of major american corporations. >> received august 7th at 8:10 p.m. >> what's up [ bleep ]? tell me, how do you stop two [ bleep ] kids from jumping on top of your bed? stick velcro on the ceiling. >> reporter: after bank of america reported that allen jones, 26, had an overdue credit card bill of $81, its debt collectors went on the attack, with a series of obscene, racist messages left on his phone. >> hi y'all, my name is jamal smith and i'm looking for some watermelons. i'm also interested in a couple of slaves, maybe you can go ahead an pick some of my cotton fields. go ahead, give me a call to lick
to the u.s. newt gingrich unveiled his plan on the steps of the capitol in 1994. >> we're offering the boldest contract in the history of the united states. >> reporter: even nancy pelosi put forth a promised agenda before democrats won control in 2006. the contract includes specific pieces of legislation. many of which republicans have already tied. >> the motion is not agreed to. >> reporter: and failed to get through the democratic congress. the pledge hasn't been released yet. but democrats are attacking it. calling it a return to what they call the failed policies of the bush years. as the democratic leader of the house, his office put it, the pledge should read something like this. i pledge allegiance to the wealthiest of the wealthy, who we will protect before the middle class. in other words, george, the campaign is well under way. >> jon karl, thank you very much. >>> the president was taking it on last night, as well. he's here in new york to speak to the united nations this morning. all the fallout after bob woodward's bombshell of a book. jake tapper is here with the la
, a former silver spring resident was reportedly one of nine u.s. military officials killed in that crash. looney graduated from the naval academy back in 2004 where he played lacrosse. he also played football and baseball in hyattsville before graduating in 1999. officials have not disclosed the helicopter's mission. the cause of the crash is still unclear as well. >>> even as president obama was sending thousands of troop to afghanistan, he was determin to find a way out. that's just one of the disclosures in the new book out about the white house written by one of the nation's most prominent investigative journalists. stev handelsman has our report. >> reporter: an exit strategy. that was president obama's demands according to bob woodward's new book about afghanistan. it was last year the afghan war going poorly, the president rushed in 20,000 troops. then set out to change strategies. setting off a battle inside his administration. joint chiefs chairman mike mullen and gneral david petraeus wanted 40,000 more forces. vice president biden opposed any increase. the obama compromise was
, the capital, was under water and littered with debree. residents of bermuda, long used to tropical weather, left the streets deserted. >> safety first. we can always rebuild. we already know to rebuild. >> reporter: in fact bermuda has a strict building cones. walls must be at least eight inches thick able to withstand winds of 08 miles an hour. >> i'm not scared at all. i think it's an awesome force of nature. if you can experience it, that is amazing. >> reporter: officials will be in bermuda to assess the damage. so far, there's no word of any serious injuries. >> the first warning weather coverage continues. bob? >> right now igor is about 400 miles northeast of bermuda, so they have sunshine. it's still a category one, minimal category one. it's moving northeast at 26 miles an hour. see that little dot there. that is, in fact, bermuda, it passed at 40, 45 miles west of bermuda. also in the tropics, julia is weak and is moving off to the east. it's not going to affect any and. here's another area, africa, which will be tracking. it could become a tropical depression by tomorrow, but it
bug has destroyed 50% or more of crops. they are asking the epa to allow energy use of pesticides that might control the stunk bug population. >>> president barack obama has strong words for iranian president. after he suggested that the united states could be behind the 9/11 attack. iran's president isn't backing down from what he said. >> president obama has some strong words for iran's leader. >> it was offensive, it was hateful. >> reporter: the president is slamming ahmadinejad for suggesting the u.s. government was behind the 9/11 attacks to prop up israel. the iranian president made the comment at the united nations thursday. >> particularly for him to make the statement here in manhattan. just a little north of ground zero where families lost their loved one, for him to make a statement like that was inexcusable. >> reporter: ahmadinejad says most of the world is suspicious about what happened here on 9/11. >> under the pretext of that event, two countries were invaded. and until now hundreds of thousands of people have been killed as a result. >> reporter: president obama
, the first to go on "dancing with the stars." we'll tell us what he thinks of the decision, live. >>> and good morning, everyone. did you lose your voice cheering for the hoff last night? >> the only way it could go. i don't know it is. the back-to-school cold crept up on me. i apologize. >>> we have a big story. >> a huge story. >> bob woodward's book, a bombshell. infights over sending thousa nds of troops. the president pushing hard against the chairman of the chief of staffs, mike mullen. against general petraeus. the top security adviser, jim jones, reportedly referred to his aides as water bugs, the mafia. he says the cia has set up a 3,000-man paramilitary force, a secret force, that fights the taliban in afghanistan and pakistan. >> all this comes as another top economic aide is set to leave the white house. we'll have more on the white house shakeup ahead. >>> and also this morning, it's been a political flash point this year. we're talking about islam, with the proposed mosque near ground zero. we begin an in-depth series. and we kick that off our next half hour. >>> we
to intrude on the response, then you need to deal with it. they ended the worst oil spill in u.s. history. >> experts combined their knowledge and expertise. i do not believe that any single one entity could have responded alone. >> nearly 5 million bar. of oil gushed into the gulf of mexico. >> the oil spill was 50 times bigger than estimated. >> soldiers are facing charges, accused of for-forming a killed seen that murdered afghan civilians. five of the soldiers have been charged with premeditated murder they picked out an armed afghans at random. >> my limited involvement in the process -- >> alberto gonzales faced questioning today in a suit against the justice department. the lawsuit was filed by unsuccessful job applicants to the agency that say they deserve compensation because the service screened out employees for political reasons. >> president obama signed a new law today that allows a $30 billion fund for community banks to improve lending to small businesses. his critics say it might not be effective. a recent poll found that 91% of small-business owners say they do not need
counterpart jon stewart can only make a living poking fun at politicians and us in the media, because to them, we often miss the point, and that is arguments make for great tv. but let's be real. when it comes to solving any problems, not so much. colbert admitted he's jaws median, but would be a heck of a lot less funny if we didn't hand them great material. >>> some accidents you don't expect anyone to survive. this is one of them. during an air show in indonesia, a small plane burst into a fireball. somehow, the pilot got out and survived. he is in the hospital with serious injuries. the spectators who witnessed the crash included hundreds of young school children, including kids in kindergarten. >>> surveillance video showed masked men entering a lick core store only to make a quick exit when a clerk fired a shot into the ceiling. minutes later, the same robbers tried to go into a different liquor store and hold it up. that clerk also armed, and ended up shooting them both. the two men in the hospital, but are expected to be okay. >>> tomorrow is an important day for parents nationwide. t
. and althrow taliban forces claimed to have shot down that black hawk helicopter, the u.s. defense officials said the crash appears to be the result of an know. of the 12 people on board, two other americans and one afghan did survive. >> jane watrel, thanyou. >>> we've had some severe storms in the area this afternoon. they seem to be settling down. doug kammerer joins with us the latest. >> settling down in a big way. that's the good news. earlier today we did see a strong to severe thunderstorm making its way through loudoun county into montgomery and rthern fairfax county. for the most part, those storms are gone. the only storm we have are down into spotsylvania county andot even storm here. they were severe into part of orange county but since they've moved to the east, they are dying down. we still have a severe thunderstorm watch that is in effect for the entire area until 10:00 tonight. so there are still a few more storms upstream well to the north and west of the area. when i come back, i'll show what you i think those storm will be doing overnight. right now at 90 degrees. 90 in
. but i have not had a whole lot of time to do it, as i used to. i consider myself very fortunate that i am able to serve my neighbors at a time when they most need principal, santa leadership that is focused on the future -- when they need principaled, sound leadership. >> he wants to win back his own job. brad bell spent time with bob ehrlich. >> eight years ago, bob ehrlich celebrated a victory few thought possible. he had been elected as only the sixth republican governor in the history of maryland. he narrowly defeated the democrat, kathleen kennedy townsend. she is the niece of jfk, but she never connected with maryland voters. then, as now, bob ehrlich played up his deep maryland roads, which he will probably tell you are planted firmly in the small town of arbutus. that is where his klein began and where he celebrated that night the biggest win of his life -- that is where his climb began. >> that is where mom and dad still live. >> just outside of the baltimore beltway, arbutus is a blue- collar town, and bob ehrlich sides seem to be everywhere. >> my big break allowed me to pun
and mother nature helping us out. so locations picking up two to three inches of rain already during the day today. you can see cloud cover across the d.c. area now and across the metro area. also just off to the st. we are looking at big time showers and big time heavy rain as well. that rain right now falling just to the west of frederick around hagerstown to morgantown west virginia,. winchester, berriville seeing heavy rain through western portions of louden county. as we widen out, more rain to the south around richmond. that rain will be making its way up to e d.c. area. also areas toward the east overnight tonight. that's where we could see some of the heaviest rain as we move through the night. a flash flood watch through the night tonight into tomorrow morning for all of the area just about. you see it highlighted. we'll see the chance for one to three inches of rain tonight into tomorrow morning. most of that will be localized. don't be surprised to see heavy rain in your area. 9:00 tonight, 11:00 tonight and more rain tomorrow morning around 5:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. it could be a r
would manage it really. don't like that idea. we can't afford andy harris' idea. >>> mary joins us now with more. >>> days after the nearly abandoned towson complex was auctioned off, a new apartment complex was auctioned. and officials are ready for more luxury. >>> developers and county officials are standing inside this building. it is called the palisades of towson. 351 studio. they're filled with amen its, including custom closet organizing systems. bamboo flooring. kohler fixtures in bathrooms. and an automated parking garage that parks your car for you. >> all of this in the heart of towson. today, we're taking another giant step forward in the renaissance of towson and changed the skyline of this community with the opening of this new, beautiful apartment complex. >>> on tuesday, towson saw what doesn't happen. shoppers now lured to the luxury ring in towson town center. developers and county officials are betting on it. >>> almost. 500 million have taken place. >>> apartments for the palisades start at just over $1200 a month for a studio and go up to 2400 for a two-bedroom ap
and is dragging the moisture northward. that will be with us through the night and the first half of tomorrow. we have a very heavy rain, 2.3 in. in the area. 1.79 in. in bethesda. potentially more heavy rain overnight. we will talk about that in more detail. >> this brain has been good for the drought situation, but it can create some complications when it mixes with huge construction projects. we are live from an intel with the details. what show you exactly we're talking about. this is part of the construction area off of the turnpike going towards the beltway. you can see where some of this construction is staged. there are puddles and mud and some of this run onto the roadway i. just a few drops of rain, and this is what happens. a sudden road hazard on an exit ramp. it makes driving dangerous. >> all of a sudden, when you were trying to get on 495, there is a lot of water when it rains. >> since construction started, the landscape has been changed or removed. this causes flooding and it has become common. >> a lot of places where construction is going on, there is quite a bit of accumulatio
. that shooting spree may have been motivated by an attempt to silence a witness. this car may have been used. two men have been taken into custody at the same address, one earlier today, one tonight. police have also recovered some weapons there, but it's not known if they were used in today's shooting spree. that gun battle happened around noon at the funeral services for murder victim ashley mccreigh. among the 600 people, rival gang members. >> suspects opened fire on the individuals in that car. >> reporter: the victims may have returned fire themselves before fleeing at high speed in this dodge durango, but they clipped this mercedes and then crashed into a parked van. inside the dodge, one man survived. another did not. it's not clear if he was killed by gunshots or the crash. 9news now has learned the identity of the dead man. he is jamal kotts of northwest ds. he has known jamal for years and the man known as big pon was running scared. >> he's been very worried. he witnessed the shooting that was on mozart beach a month to a month half ago. >> he was scared for his life? >> he was defini
. >> problem for us is the combination of the high winds, soaked ground. >> reporter: the canopy will act like a sail on a sailboat and with gusts expected to approach 50 miles an hour trees will come down, some bringing power lines. >> we are certain we will have thousands of outages. . >> reporter: a storm like this brings more problems in the city. it's placed sandbags downtown in the dock area giving businesses the chance to protect themselves if the water comes up. it's happened several times over the years at a bar and grill. they will put out some of the sandbags before the storm hits. >> may be a pain in the but but if it saves the stone or whatever you have its work it. >> reporter: the rain won't help but in annapolis they say the worry is at high tide especially if the storm blows in the east pushing water into the city. >> we will have to wait and see which way the wind blouse. >> reporter: the utility is putting its people and equip american in place to respond quickly once the storm blows out of the area. >> we have line of sight on out of state crews, should we need to pull
stimulated us to understand that in front of our church is good and then we have to go to the corners, we have to go to the side streets, and just continue to create an attitude of safety. >> reporter: work that goes beyond a day's work. because just one day later, eastern district major melvin russell had to take down a pair of shoes hanging from a tree. a common signature by the criminal element that means trouble will be back again. police warn there will always be push back when a troubled corner like this one is cleaned up. the community just needs to push harder. >> yesterday they cleaned it up and i'm glad. >> you hope it lasts a while. >> yeah, i hope so. like i said, like i said, it's for all the children because he got to grow up, a whole lot of kids got to grow up. >> reporter: she hopes the park lasts, important for her grandchildren, important for the community, a community now avenging a murder by taking back one corner at a time. >> we're convinced we're going to prevail because in spite of the criminal element, i still believe people want to do what's right. i still believ
kuebler joins us now to explain police may have found more than just one lieutenant. >> reporter: the images were sharp and able to help police make an arrest within hours of reracing the home video surveillance. a camera system the victim says may prove for himself and possibly others a very worthy investment. the target was this home along brown browns bridge road in highland. unassuming at first glance it's how the owner would like it. until you get closer. this is one of four security cameras he installed just weeks ago after the first time he was burglarized. cameras, police say, that caught jeremy hall clear as day. >> i just got the fen call about an hour ago and it was really great news. i feel a lot better. >> the owner of the home would rather stay off camera instead letting the images of his new home security system speak for itself. he was hoping when it he handed it over to police it would help. little did he know it would be mere hours after he released it to the media that hall would be picked up and booked. >> i thought i would never find anything but of course i
the afghanistan war. diane sawyer goes head to head with the author. >>> plus -- caught on tape, young u.s. soldiers make shocking admissions of atrocities, abuse and general lawlessness inside their combat unit in afghanistan. we bring you the video in a n investigation. >>> and top shelf -- you voted online to find the country's best local chef and tonight we can finally unveil the winner of our people's "plate list." . >>> good evening, i'm cynthia mcfadden. we begin tonight with politics and the story of what went on behind closed doors at the white house as president obama and his advisers looked for a resolution to the war in afghanistan. what was ultimately presented to the public was, according to "the washington post," bob woodward, a patchwork compromise that required more than a little aggressive arm-twisting by the president himself. tonight, diane sawyer has the exclusive interview with bob woodward. >> reporter: the book is filled with big personalities and big debates. there's vice president joe biden showing up unannounced early one morning as the president comes down the s
and brought more than 70 rescuers to the scene, some using the so-called jaws of life to cut four passengers from the bus. not easy. >> we had to stabilize the bus prior to beginning the exterication. >> reporter: a triage area was set up on the road, victims young and old. the 66-year-old bus driver, joseph claybah jr., of hanover, pennsylvania, died. 11 passengers were hospitalized. they were just returning from a trip from the national mall and the national zoo. >> we're still working on identification from the persons on board. i don't have any names to give you or anything like that. >> reporter: two cars collided when the bus dropped to the road. one person in that accident was hospitalized. drivers were not allowed on 270 north from the inner loop. those entering from the outer loop crawled. >> going on two hours, i'm still stuck. >> this is extremely bad. >> from silver springs to where we are now, it's about 2 1/2 hours. >> reporter: it was taken to the montgomery county police impound lot for police investigation. >> we will not have the cause of the crash for days, and possibly we
a front approaching us to the northwest. and yes, we have thunderstorms that are popping up. severe thunderstorm warning in effect for york county. and around the rockville area. that's going to move pretty much due east into northern p.g. county and southern howard county shortly. another north of libertytown. and probably moving into northern carroll county, very shortly. a big batch across northern p.a. most of it north of the baltimore metro area. and you folks looked like you would probably be in for some of those storms in the next hour or two. there is a watch over the entire region, with the exception of far, far western maryland. we have a severe thunderstorm warning as i mentioned. it just expired for loudoun county and fairfax, virginia. could be a couple of warm days headed our way. >> all right, bob. thank you. >>> the other big story wjz is following today. eggs tainted with salmonella. the owner of an iowa egg farm is in the hot seat on capitol hill. lawmakers also heard from people who got sick during the outbreak during this summer. >> reporter: this 77-year-old col
usually used to secure vehicles. >> reporter: according to the charging documents, cecilia mitchell was struck in the head multiple times. d'lana simmons was still inside when they arrived. she said she hit her aunt with a club and there was blood on it. simmons was in the dining room. her hands were covered with blood and blood spatter patterns were on her clothing and skin. police say simmons, whose name is on a mailbox here, told the 9-1-1 operator, quote, i hurt my aunt and i don't know why. she's being held in police custody on murder charges. >> reporter: and at this point, police are still looking for a motive in the attack. back to you. >> all right, thank you very much, pat warren. >> in tonight's campaign 2010 report. the race for governor has been a close one since former governor bob ehrlich announced he would challenge governor martin o'malley. but tonight, one candidate has an edge. vic has the newly released rasmussen poll. >> tonight, it is a rematch. and tonight, rasmussen research shows that o'malley is leading ehrlich, 57% to 47%. that's the first time the democra
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